Here at SkinBase, we love checking out our favourite fellow beauty blogs and sharing tips. One that really caught our eye recently was from the amazing Makeup.com who regularly post ‘must know’ content that we frankly can’t live without. Dry skin can be a bane all year round but especially seems to take hold in the winter. If you’ve noticed dry skin appearing on your face, likely there are specific reasons this is happening, but also different ways to fix it! Enjoy and thanks again Makeup.com, we salute you!
While dry skin is usually a head-to-toe issue we all experience from time to time, when it comes to the issue of dry skin patches on the face, there can often be funny business going on. Nose peeling and the flakes near your eyebrows sound familiar? Well don’t fear, the team over at Makeup.com have got to the bottom of this beauty conundrum, by asking dermatologist, Dr. Bruce Katz of Juva Skin in New York City a few questions as to why this happens. And, MOST importantly – how to FIX it!
Help! I’ve got Dry And Flaky Skin Around My Nose
- Harsh soaps
- Cold Weather
- Dry Heat
Have you experienced dry skin shedding all over the place from your nose? Makes it impossible to put make up on and looks so unsightly! If you’re like us you are no doubt asking, why is this happening!! Well Dr.Katz says “With cold weather comes low levels of humidity and dry heat. Women should use humidifiers in the bedroom during the nighttime to hydrate skin and counter the drying effects,”.
“Irritation around the nose is also commonly caused by harsh soaps drying out the skin — make sure to use a creamy moisturiser daily to combat this and sun protection in the daytime. Redness and peeling can also be due to a runny nose in the wintertime from a cold,” says Dr. Katz.
Help! I’ve Got Dry Skin Around My Eyes And Eyebrows
- Cosmetic Irritation
Do you find that you are constantly rubbing your eyes or fiddling with your eye lashes which are covered in mascara? Well guess what, if you’re touching your face it’s likely you will have dry skin in and around the eye region. Dr. Katz says another common factor is allergies. “Dryness or irritation around the lids can be caused by a skin allergy due to cosmetics, fragrances and also products that come down from your hair,” he says. So keep your hair and fringe clean girlies!
“A medical skin condition called seborrhea [red, itchy white scales] can easily be mistaken for typical dry skin. Flaking actually occurs from the scalp and can affect parts of the face such as the eyebrows and eyelids — in this case, it’s important to see your dermatologist if the signs and symptoms persist,” says Dr. Katz.
Help! I’ve Got Dry Skin Around My Cheeks
- Environmental Factors
If you suffer from dry skin on your rosy cheeks, sun exposure and windburn is likely to be the culprit says Dr. Katz. Aim to keep your skin hydrated and protected all year round, especially prominent when winter weather sets in. That’s why he recommends moisturisng regularly and sleeping with a humidifier to alleviate some cold-weather ailments.
Help! I’ve Got Dry Skin Around My Mouth
- Lip Plumpers/Chapped Lips
“When lips get chapped from dry, cold weather or dehydration, dry skin is likely to appear round the mouth. It’s important to stay clear of lip plumpers which can be irritating if you’re noticing sensitivity,” says Dr. Katz. Eight glasses of water a day will help to keep you hydrated and keep soft and supple. Are you still not convinced about the benefits of drinking water? Then you need to read our blog about all that H2O has to offer!
Perleche (it’s a first for us, I know you’re thinking what is it!?) is another possible cause of dry skin around your mouth. “The redness and cracking is caused by factors such as excessive licking and dry air from colder weather that can lead to yeast-related infections, and it’s important not to lick your lips or areas around your mouth,” says Dr. Katz.
Thanks for all the tips on skincare for dry and flaky skin Dr Katz and Makeup.com! If you’re hungry for more tips from world leading dermatologists, this blog is the perfect one stop shop for perfect skin.
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